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E-PL5 auto white balance orange in tungsten

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Kodachrome, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Kodachrome

    Kodachrome New to Mu-43

    Dec 28, 2012
    so new E-pl5. first olympus for me. uto white balance seems to be useless. bright orange in tungsten light. it honestly looks like i white balanced for daylight
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Most cameras have trouble with AWB in tungsten lighting. My E-M5 isn't very good either, and my D700 was even worse. Those are the situations where you want to set the white-balance specifically, or shoot RAW and adjust after the fact.
  3. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    In the "gears" menu, Color/WB, set Keep Warm Color to Off
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  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    It may be that the new cameras' ability to choose the right WB when under new compact fluorescent bulbs ... actually disrupts their ability to get it right when under the now much rarer tungsten filament light ...

    That's what I reckon anyway.
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